Saturday, December 23, 2006


Wow, my first MEME! Thans for posting Kerri. Hope these answers don't get me drummed out of the OC.

2006 Year End Top Five

1. Top Five Resolutions for 2007
  • Get closer to figuring out what I am meant to do when I grow up.
  • Spend more time and energy on friends and family, and less on the job.
  • Run a 1/2 marathon in Dec. 2007. Gonna need all year to get ready.
  • Travel more. Hubby recently took a job with flight benefits :-).
  • Change Endoc's. Trial appt. set with new one in Feb.
2. Top Five Albums/Songs You're Embarrassed to Admit Loving
  • Everybody Loves to Cha, Cha, Cha (James Taylor)
  • Kokomo (Beach Boys)
  • Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg)
  • This Old Guitar (John Denver)
  • Isn't that enough?

3. Top Five Fictional People You'd Like to Ride in a Hot Air Balloon With
  • George Jetson
  • Garfield
  • One of "The Others" from Lost
  • Captain Kirk
  • Ricky Bobby

And the bonus question: Who's your favorite reindeer of the bunch?

  • Vixen -- becaues I have a feeling she causes trouble with the other reindeer

Sunday, December 17, 2006

San Francisco

Just returned home from a short trip to San Francisco. Hubby had training there for a week, so I joined him starting Wednesday night to do some sight seeing. We were staying downtown and didn't have a car, so I decided to explore the city on foot. For two days I literally walked for 5 or 6 hours a day. It was interesting the effect this had on my bg, as in " can I find a job where I walk all the time?"

Fantasy Blood Sugars for a Day

Friday was one of those walking days and also included a 4o minute run along the Embarcadero, a little weight lifting in the hotel gym, and a delicious italian dinner (ravioli in cheese sauce:-) in South Beach. The BG's...drumroll please...55,69,87,117,69,93,103,99. Scott, please do not report me to the "excessive testing police". By golly, those numbers look downright non-diabetic! But as if to keep me from entertaining THAT fantasy, reality sets in hat I'm back home. So far this morning 139 (1am, 3 hours after last meal...not bad) then whammo this morning 266 (6 am), 274(8 am).


Did you know that Chinatown is a good place to fix your insulin pump? A small piece of plastic on the cap that holds the reservoir in place chipped off, and while the cap would screw on, it was tilted and would not sit squarely as it should. I became concerned that it might impact delivery. So off I went on my excursion for the day and I saw a general store in Chinatown, figuring I could maybe tape the cap down with tape or a bandaid or something until I could get a new one. The shop was part hardware store, so after considering duct tape and masking tape, I settled on a three roll pack of yellow, blue and red PVC pipe tape (hey, the pump IS plastic, right). The proprietor even let me use his scissors and helped me tape it up.

I also did not realize that taking pictures of food at an asian grocery is NOT looked upon favorably. I was happily doing the tourist thing, snapping digital pics of everything in sight, when the shopkeeper started yelling at me. I really thought she was going to hit me. She screamed something about me going back to school to learn some respect. I got the picture (literally and figuratively).

But all in all a great time and some interesting experiences.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Chips and Honey

Thanks to the members of the OC for the warm welcome! You are an amazing and encouraging bunch, and you even gave me permission to whine. Anyone who wants to add my link to their page is welcome to. I'd like to do same, but haven't figured out how yet.

The Tex-Mex Treatment
It's Thursday night. I'm tired, Kerry (DH) is tired and we are both hungry. This is not a good combination for maintaining willpower, so we decide to blow off our usual trip to the gym, and head instead to Posado's, a tex-mex restaurant. I order a glass of wine, he orders a beer and we start talking. I notice that I cannot really follow what he is saying...something about IP addresses, servers and a lack of communication, but it's all really fuzzy (no, the wine had not arrived). Tech talk gets fuzzy for me anyway, but the conversation just seems kind of far off. So I test and see a 53 on the meter. I don't really want the glucose tabs in my purse since my mouth is set for mexican food. So I get serious about munching the chips and hot sauce. Still feeling fuzzy headed. But I salvage the mexican theme when I see a bottle of honey on the table and start to use it as my new chip dip. The glucose tabs never come out.

One More thing We Cannot Do
On a different note, was having a conversation with a co-worker. She is a smoker. I lead our wellness program at work (yes, I know...quite a contradiction to the behavior above:-), and I was asking her how the company could help those who might be at the point of wanting to quit. She said..."You don't smoke, right? Diabetics can't smoke." I kind of chuckled and said, "Yes, actually we can, but fortunately I never took it up". Where do people come up with this stuff? And why don't I think of better responses on the fly?

Sunday, December 3, 2006

First Post

My first entry into blogsphere. I am a frequent lurker on the OC, and sort of happened into setting this blog thing up trying to reply to Lost that reply, but here I am. My husband is the "techie" in the family, so I must admit to wondering if I'll be able to figure all this out without his help. If not, well, he's used to it!

Anyway, I'm 40, happily married, 4 dogs, 1 cat. Have worked at a local company for the last 7 years, and am currently the Controller there. Still trying to decide exactly what I want to be when I grow up, but it's a nice place to be in the interim. Type 1 diabetic for 14 years, and still figuring out how to balance living and this disease. Started running this year, and have done five 5K's (hmmm...that sounds nice and round, doesn't it?). Been pumping (Cozmo) for almost 4 years, and looking forward (sort of) to figuring out which pump to get next. Have often said that someone will have to pry my cold dead hands off my pump because of the freedom that it has provided compared to MDI.

Guess I'll keep this fairly short in case I don't have success posting it. Already lost that reply I was trying to send to screwabetic. Oh well, I've been thinking about doing this anyway thanks to reading the blogs of the fine members of the OC. Hmmm, now I have to figure out how to join that group if they will have me.